Randy Gordon brings a wealth – over 25 years – of complex litigation experience working with public and private companies in more than two dozen industries. He focuses his practice on helping a range of entities with antitrust, RICO, class-action, university-related, securities, and intellectual-property matters.
Randy advises businesses on distribution plans and provides legal and economic analysis of proposed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Randy formerly served as general counsel to a global trade association serving the semiconductor industry and is currently the lead attorney for a major research university in international product liability litigation.
He is executive professor of law at Texas A&M University, where he also holds joint appointment in history and as special advisor to the dean of the School of Innovation and Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
Randy is a frequent lecturer and has many published works on topics such as antitrust, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and class action matters in multiple media publications such as The Economist, Houston Chronicle and Law360. His most recent book, Rehumanizing Law: A Theory of Law and Democracy, was published in 2011 by the University of Toronto Press.
He has written numerous law review articles, which have been published in journals of California, Cambridge, Columbia, Florida, Loyola, Nevada, Penn, San Francisco, SMU, Southwestern, Suffolk, Tulane and Vermont. Randy’s articles concerning RICO issues are regularly cited as persuasive authority by courts, commentators and practitioners, including in pattern jury instructions, leading law reviews (e.g., Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and Yale), and briefs in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (e.g., Anza, Bank of China, and Bridge).
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Texas Bar Association
Member, Oklahoma Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association Antitrust Section
Member, Texas Bar Association Antitrust Section
Member, Dallas Bar Association Antitrust Section
Member, University of Kansas Alumni Association
Former chair of the Section Council, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
Former member, ABA Legal Education Section Professionalism Committee
Former member, ABA Legal Education Section CLE Committee
Member, ABA Antitrust Section Competition Torts (f/k/a RICO) Committee
Advisory board member and former member of juries, The Hiett Prize in the Humanities
Judges panel member, Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award
Former advisor, ¡TEX! Magazine
Former advisory board member, Highland Park Literary Festival
Former steering committee member, Dallas Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration honoring Dr. Louise Cowan and featuring Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Lynne Cheney
Chambers USA, 2007-2019
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
Texas Super Lawyers, 2010-2013
Member, American Law Institute
Inaugural member, Texas Million Dollar Verdict Hall of Fame, 2013
Global Competition Review (GCR), 2014-2018
Leading Lawyers in Competition Law (Texas), Who’s Who Legal, 2007-2010
Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
Associate (international) member, The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet
Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement (Library of Congress/Law Library of Congress), 2005
Fellow, Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture
D Magazine Best of the Big D Award, (for The Writers Studio), 2004